Freyarule
 


Costume :Miku Hatsune
Variant :Original "Rainbow" Design
Source :Vocaloid/Own Design
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Amecon 2012


Costume Photos

There's a Rainbow in the Dark

Let me sing...

Look To Where the Sun Shines Through

Twinkling Raindrops

Coming To Life

Sunsets

Myself

Initial design

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : Around £50-60
Time Taken : About a week in total

Description
For the omake and ball of Amecon 2012 :D I was originally going to make a rainbow style dress for my skit, and then CrystalNeko mentioned how she was doing Luka that evening so felt it would be nice to have Miku wear the dress ;)

HOW I MADE IT:

Since this was my own design I had the freedom to fiddle about with the way things turned out :)

The base dress is made out of white cotton (which was a bit of a mistake as it is a PAIN to iron!) that was made using a dress pattern, and then the bottom half was dyed sky blue to imitate clouds and the sky (it was supposed to be gradient dyed but we kinda mucked that up, buuut I like the effect nonetheless!)

The cardigan/shrug is made out of red and violet acetate satin. The edges are sealed with bias binding in a rainbow hue that I thought was so perfect! It's closed together with a pretty button my mum had in her button box XD

The long trailing chiffon pieces are attached to the shrug, and connect to the back (except the green piece, that trails down the front). This gave me headaches as trying to use pinking shears on chiffon is hard and annoying and it still frayed a bit during the day OTL and I have tons left over as I only used a fraction of the amount I bought XDD whooops!

I did use all of the rainbow organza though! This piece was attached to the back of the shrug, gathered in the middle to make it poof, and then they come out to the wristbands that are sewn onto elastic for easy putting on/taking off.

The wig was borrowed from my friend Charlie (Street-Angel), and the headband was created by buying a purple headband from Claires, and then I bought a bunch of white cotton pompoms as well as bits of small ribbon in the 7 rainbow colours. I glued the pompoms on in a clump to make a cloud, and then glued on the ribbons so they could be fanned out etc etc.

The red choker was velvet ribbon, with a purple sequin sewn on and attached with velcro! The earrings were bought and handmade by an artisan on Ebay <3

Comments

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I loved seeing the photos of this - so beautiful and colourful :) You looked very cute :D

by gaming_goddess on Saturday, 18 August, 2012 - 08:41
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I really liked this design, and you had some perfect fabrics in it! So cute :)

by Mighty Odango on Saturday, 18 August, 2012 - 14:58
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Thank you both of you! ^///^ once all the photos have been collected I'll do a mass upload on everything :)

by Freyarule on Saturday, 18 August, 2012 - 18:09
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Such a beautiful idea and costume! You look stunning in this
ALSO
your performance was one of the best renditions of that song I've ever heard, ILY

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 19 August, 2012 - 21:19
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O: Oh my gosh!! Why have a never seen this before!!?? This is so stunning!! The colours the way it drapes and lets not forget the person wearing it!! <3 Absolutely gorgeous!!

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 1 November, 2012 - 20:01
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Ahhhh you look so pretty and rainbowy X3 Epic stuff!

by Lady Bahamut on Thursday, 1 November, 2012 - 20:01
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@Pandora: *3* ububu! Thank you so much dearie! <3

@Gemma: Thank you my sweetie! >w<

by Freyarule on Thursday, 1 November, 2012 - 20:15
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What a Beautiful design <3 you look sooo pretty ^__^

by ElegantAura on Thursday, 1 November, 2012 - 20:32
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Eee! Thank you dearie :) <3

by Freyarule on Friday, 2 November, 2012 - 20:22
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Beautiful!

by puzzledpenguin on Saturday, 3 November, 2012 - 21:44
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This is gorgeous. The photos are really lovely!

by Tsupo on Tuesday, 5 February, 2013 - 23:47
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Thank you very much! >//w//<

by Freyarule on Thursday, 7 February, 2013 - 09:13
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Oh my gosh! *faints* This is just beautiful! You look amazing and ahhh, I can not words on how lovely this is!

by MadameLapin on Thursday, 2 May, 2013 - 01:01
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>//3//< you're too kind my dear! Thank you <3

by Freyarule on Thursday, 2 May, 2013 - 09:15
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I love this costume and remember it well from Ame ^^

by Afireinsidegirl on Saturday, 22 June, 2013 - 22:16
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Hehe thank you! Glad you liked it :D

by Freyarule on Sunday, 23 June, 2013 - 10:21
 

To-Do List

dressHighComplete
floatiesMediumComplete
wigMediumComplete
gradient skirtMediumComplete
headdressMediumComplete
white glovesLowComplete
little raindrop and cloud embellishmentsLowComplete
chokerLowComplete